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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Yogesh Deveshwar

1996 Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive

Rajiv Tandon

2009 Chief Financial Officer

S. Sivakumar

53 2009 Divisional Chief Executive - ABD

Biswa Chatterjee

61 Executive Vice President, Company Secretary

Anand Nayak

2012 Executive Vice President, Head - Corporate Human Resources

Kannadiputhur Suresh

53 2009 General Counsel

Nakul Anand

56 2011 Executive Director

Pradeep Dhobale

57 2011 Executive Director

Kurush Grant

55 2010 Executive Director

T. Ramaswamy

62 2012 Group Head - LS & T, Projects, EHS

Robert Lerwill

2013 Additional Non-Executive Director

S. Mainak

2014 Additional Non-Executive Director

S. S. H. Rehman

70 2013 Non-Executive Director

Krishnamoorthy Vaidyanath

63 2011 Non-Executive Director

Shilabhadra Banerjee

64 2014 Independent Director

Anil Baijal

2010 Independent Non-Executive Director

Serajul Haq Khan

76 2006 Non-Executive Independent Director

Angara Kumar

2010 Non-Executive Independent Director - Representative of General Insurers’ Association of India as Investor

Sunil Mathur

69 2005 Non-Executive Independent Director

Pillappakkam Ramanujam

1998 Non-Executive Independent Director

Meera Shankar

2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Yogesh Deveshwar

Shri. Yogesh Chander Deveshwar is Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive of ITC Ltd. He joined ITC in 1968 and is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and Harvard Business School. He was appointed as a Director on the Board of the Company in 1984 and became the Chief Executive and Chairman of the Board on January 1, 1996. Between 1991 and 1994, he led Air India as Chairman and Managing Director. Under his leadership, ITC’s Sustainability initiatives were given shape by fashioning corporate strategies that not only enhance shareholder value but add significantly to the development of natural and social capital. ITC is a global exemplar in sustainable business practices and is the only company in the world, of comparable dimensions to be ‘carbon positive’, ‘water positive’ and ‘solid waste recycling positive’. The Company’s businesses generate livelihoods for over 5 million people, many of whom represent the poorest in Rural India. The pioneering farmer empowerment initiative, ITC e-Choupal, is today the world’s rural digital infrastructure and is a case study at the Harvard Business School besides receiving several global awards including the inaugural World Business Award instituted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the HRH Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum. ITC was also conferred the World Business and Development Award 2012 at the Rio+20 United Nations Summit by the UNDP, ICC and the International Business Leaders Forum for its Social and Farm Forestry Programmes.

Rajiv Tandon

S. Sivakumar

Biswa Chatterjee

Anand Nayak

Kannadiputhur Suresh

Nakul Anand

Mr. Nakul Anand is Executive Director of ITC Ltd., effective January 3, 2011. He holds responsibility for the Hospitality, Travel & Tourism businesses of ITC. An Economics Honours graduate from Delhi University with an AMP degree from Bond University, Australia, he joined ITC Hotels’ Management Training Programme in 1978 and also served as the Managing Director of erstwhile ITC Hotels Limited during the period 2003-05. In a career that spans over three decades, Anand has been acknowledged for his vision and commitment. Leveraging the learning of sustainable excellence within ITC, he led the team at ITC Hotels to pioneer the concept of ‘Responsible Luxury’ in the hospitality industry, securing LEED Platinum certifications for all ITC super premium luxury hotels, making it the ‘Greenest Luxury Hotel Chain in the world’. He has formulated value-based strategies to create a unique quality control model. He is presently the President of the Hotel Association of India. He is also the Chairman of the CII National Tourism Committee as well as of the Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality.

Pradeep Dhobale

Mr. Pradeep Vasant Dhobale is Executive Director of ITC Ltd since January 3, 2011. He holds responsibility for Paperboards & Specialty Papers and Packaging businesses of ITC and also represents the Finance and IT functions on the Board. A Chemical Engineer from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, he joined erstwhile ITC Bhadrachalam Paperboards Limited (ITC Bhadrachalam) as a Management Trainee in 1977 and became its Managing Director in 2000. Following the amalgamation of ITC Bhadrachalam with ITC in March 2002, and subsequent integration of Bhadrachalam Paperboards Division with Tribeni Tissues Division, Dhobale took charge of the Paperboards & Specialty Papers Business as its Divisional Chief Executive. Dhobale is credited with the turnaround of ITC Bhadrachalam in 2001, and exponential growth thereafter. He spearheaded the growth involving capital infusion of over US$ 500 million through brownfield organic growth as well as acquisitions. Under his leadership, ITC’s Bhadrachalam Mill has emerged as the single-location paper mill in the country producing more than half a million tonnes of papers & boards. Under his stewardship, and in line with ITC’s sustainability strategy, over 142,000 hectares of plantations were developed, the pioneering ECF and Ozone Bleaching Technology were introduced, ITC became a member of the Global Forest and Trade Network and implemented a number of ‘Clean Development Mechanism’ Projects.

Kurush Grant

Mr. Kurush Noshir Grant is Executive Director of ITC Ltd., effective March 20, 2010. He holds responsibility for ITC’s FMCG businesses. After completing his MBA in 1979, he worked with DCM as a Management Trainee before joining ITC in 1980 in the Marketing function. During his tenure in the Company, he has handled a wide range of responsibilities in Sales, Brand Management and Product Development. He was Executive Vice President - Marketing of the Tobacco Division before becoming Divisional Chief Executive in 1999. He has been involved in the incubation and development of ITC’s new initiatives in the FMCG sector. Grant is a past Chairman, CII - Eastern Region, and is also a Member of the Executive Committee of the Indian Chamber of Commerce Calcutta. He is the Chairman of the Indian Society of Advertisers and Chairman of the FMCG Committees of some of India’s premier trade & industry bodies. He has been a past Chairman of the National Readership Studies Council as well as the Audit Bureau of Circulations, India.

T. Ramaswamy

Robert Lerwill

S. Mainak

S. S. H. Rehman

Mr. S. S. H. Rehman is Non-Executive Director of ITC Ltd. His career began with a tenure in the Indian Army after he graduated from the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun. He moved to the hospitality industry in 1975 and joined ITC in 1979, beginning a three decade association with the Company. Rehman was appointed Managing Director of erstwhile ITC Hotels Limited in 1994. Subsequently, he joined the Board of ITC as an Executive Director in 1997, and over the next 12 years was responsible for several businesses - Hotels, Travel & Tourism and Foods. During this period, he ably led ITC’s Hotels business in consolidating its position as one of India’s hospitality chains. Rehman was the Founder President of the Hotel Association of India, and a member of the World Travel & Tourism Council, Experience India / Incredible India and has headed several industry associations including tourism committees of FICCI, ASSOCHAM and CII. Rehman has been a recipient of several awards and honours, recognising his contribution to Indian hospitality industry.

Krishnamoorthy Vaidyanath

Mr. Krishnamoorthy Vaidyanath is Non-Executive Director of ITC Ltd., effective January 3, 2011. Prior to this appointment, he was an Executive Director on the ITC Board for 10 years from January 2001, responsible for the Company’s Finance, IT, Internal Audit and Corporate Communication functions, its investment subsidiary, its Paperboards & Specialty Papers, Packaging and Information Technology businesses. Before his elevation to the Board as an Executive Director, Vaidyanath was the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. An MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur, in his 35-year tenure with ITC, he held various positions in the Company’s Finance function. He has been a recipient of the ‘Best CFO’ Award from Business Today and the ‘Best CFO in the FMCG category’ Award from CNBC-TV18.

Shilabhadra Banerjee

Mr. Shilabhadra Banerjee is an Independent Director of ITC Ltd. Banerjee, a Masters in History from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, began his career in the Indian Administrative Service in 1971 from the Andhra Pradesh Cadre. In a career spanning over 37 years, he has held several eminent positions including that of Joint Secretary in the Ministries of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Urban Development. Banerjee was Director General (Acquisition) in the Ministry of Defence and retired as Secretary, Ministry of Tourism in October 2008. Banerjee spearheaded the infrastructure upgradation at important tourist destinations in India and played a key role in articulating India’s response to climate change issues relating to the tourism sector. Banerjee received a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration from the Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi in 1992 and an M. Phil degree in Social Sciences from the University of Panjab the same year. Banerjee has been a Visiting Fellow at the Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford, UK and the National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi.

Anil Baijal

Mr. Anil Baijal is Independent Non-Executive Director of ITC Limited, since January 22, 2010. Prior to this, he represented the Specified Undertaking of the Unit Trust of India on the ITC Board from July 2007 to August 2009. Baijal joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1969 from the Union Territories Cadre. In a career spanning over 37 years, he held various important responsibilities including that of the Union Home Secretary, Chairman & Managing Director - Indian Airlines, Chief Executive Officer - Prasar Bharti Corporation, Vice-Chairman - Delhi Development Authority, Development Commissioner, Goa, and Counsellor in-charge of the Indian Aid Programme in Nepal. He retired in October 2006 as Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. He piloted the flagship programme - Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission - for improving infrastructure and basic services in the country. Currently, Baijal is a Senior Advisor to IDFC Limited.

Serajul Haq Khan

Mr. Serajul Haq Khan is Non-Executive Independent Director of ITC Ltd., since October 30, 2006. He is a former Chairman and Managing Director of Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI). He holds a Masters degree in Commerce and is a University gold medalist. The professional career of Khan, spanning over 35 years, includes initial 5 years as an Officer in RBI in the Department of Banking Operations and Development. He thereafter joined IDBI soon after its formation. He served IDBI in various capacities for over three decades and retired after a five-year tenure as its Chairman and Managing Director in 1998. During his tenure, IDBI witnessed unprecedented growth in its operations. He was instrumental in setting up IDBI Bank as commercial bank, which later got merged with IDBI. He was instrumental in setting up three important capital market entities viz. NSE, NSDL and CARE and guided their initial operations as Chairman of the Board of Directors. He has served as a member of a number of Committees set up by Government / RBI on matters connected with Indian industry and finance. He also served on the Boards of several important institutions including LIC, UTI, GIC, Exim Bank, Air India and Indian Airlines. Currently, Khan is on the Boards of several companies as Independent Director.

Angara Kumar

Mr. Angara Venkata Girija Kumar is Non-Executive Independent Director - Representative of General Insurers’ Association of India as Investor of ITC Ltd., since March 19, 2010. He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University. In a career spanning over 31 years, Girija Kumar was with The New India Assurance Company Limited (New India). In New India, he worked at many centres across India, holding various positions including that of Divisional Manager, Senior Divisional Manager and Regional Chief before moving to the Corporate Office in Mumbai as Deputy General Manager overseeing Techno-marketing, foreign business development and investments. On secondment, Girija Kumar was posted as General Manager (Non-Life) - Saudi Indian Company for Cooperative Insurance in Saudi Arabia. His responsibilities included facilitating an IPO to raise capital and completing the legal formation of the company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He joined National Insurance Company Limited (NIC) as a General Manager in 2009 and is currently an Executive Director of NIC. He does not hold committee membership of any other company.

Sunil Mathur

Shri. Sunil Behari Mathur is Non-Executive Independent Director of ITC Ltd., since July 29, 2005. A qualified Chartered Accountant, Mathur retired from LIC in October 2004 as its Chairman. Subsequently, the Government of India appointed him the Administrator of the Specified Undertaking of the Unit Trust of India in December 2004, up to December 2007. Mathur took over as Chairman of LIC at a time when the insurance sector had just opened up. Under his leadership, LIC rose to the challenges of a competitive environment by enhancing product offerings. He joined LIC in 1967 as a Direct Recruit Officer and rose to the rank of Chairman. He held various positions in LIC including Senior Divisional Manager of Gwalior Division, Chief of Corporate Planning, General Manager of LIC (International) E.C., Zonal Manager in-charge of Western Zone and Executive Director.

Pillappakkam Ramanujam

Mr. Pillappakkam Bahukutumbi Ramanujam is Non-Executive Independent Director of ITC Ltd. qualified Chartered Accountant, Ramanujam has held several responsibilities in GIC covering finance, accounts, investments, reinsurance, information technology etc. He was General Manager and Director with NIC, and the Managing Director of GIC till July 31, 2004. Ramanujam has served as a faculty member at the National Insurance Academy, Pune. He was also the Chairman of the Committee appointed by the interim Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) for prescribing norms, rules and regulations in the area of finance. He has also been a member of three other IRA Committees on technical issues, investment matters and insurance regulatory information system. He was a member of FICCI’s Reinsurance Sub-Committee, the Insurance Tariff Advisory Committee and the Advisory Committee on Finance of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA). Currently he is a member of IRDA’s Committee for recommending regulatory changes with regard to capital structure, IPOs, mergers & acquisitions etc. of insurance companies.

Meera Shankar

Ms. Meera Shankar is Non-Executive Independent Director of ITC Ltd. A Post Graduate in English Literature, she joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1973 and had an career spanning 38 years. She served in the Prime Minister’s Office for six years, from 1985 to 1991 working on foreign policy and security matters. Thereafter,she led the Commercial Wing in the Indian Embassy in Washington as Minister (Commerce) till 1995. She returned as Director General of the Indian Council of Cultural Relations overseeing India’s cultural diplomacy. She has had experience in South Asia having worked on Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives as Under Secretary and Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. Later, as Joint Secretary she headed divisions dealing with neighbours, Nepal and Bhutan, and the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC). As Additional Secretary, she handled the UN and international security issues. She served as Ambassador of India to Germany from 2005 to 2009 and then to the United States from 2009 to 2011. She does not hold directorship of any other company.

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